I am actually working as field manager for “La Fattoria dell’Autosufficienza”; a 68hectars biological farm and B&B located in the mountain near by Cesena (Italy).
Inspiring myself from nature using permaculture to understand systems, bio-intensive methods and natural materials to build... Every farm, every garden, every balcony can help to reconcile mankind and biosphere. We have to stop defending nature so to be part of this nature that defend itself.
I’m a French timber framing carpenter, my training has made me travel all around France. Through this 4 years of apprenticeship I learned about eco-conception and thermal/phonic insulation. I have been leading team on a few eco-projects and have the habit of working with inexperienced people. In 2013 I went to UK to learn about traditional English carpentry. After an experience in Scotland I head south to work for the oldest oak timber framing company in England (CarpenterOak and Woodland). I have design few restoration projects for friends and for the places where I work or volunteer.
I have unschooled knowledge on water treatment, rocket stove mass heater and all sort of eco-friendly solutions.
I have followed a permaculture design course in October 2014 in France with Steve Read.
In south England (at CampKernow, a children education site http://www.campkernow.org.uk/) I had the responsibility of the site maintenance and buildings construction (open roof showers, compost toilettes, a small house to use as an office and as class room during winter…) and designed an organic kitchen garden. The team teach to children ancient knowledge on plants and nature generally speaking. A complete handy seed to seed experience passing by the kitchen tent.
Campkernow is associate with Kokopelli France (https://kokopelli-semences.fr/) and was engage (at least during my stay over-there) in the conservation of a purple bean. Children have loved harvesting and cooking all those vegetables that their parents could not dream to see them eating.
We built a cob-oven and enjoyed home-made pizza.
I have written small educative brochures explaining to the children the seed to seed process for a few plants. The experience can so continue beyond the boundary of Campkernow field.
A 6 months stay in India offered me the possibility to work fo Annadana (Kokopelli India) in Bangalore. http://annadana-india.org/ I helped them steering their new project “let's seed India”. I so participate to the creation of a new seed production site, in the middle of the last evergreen sub-tropical forest of India. “Let's seed India” is a project hand by the Indian farmers and seed keepers of Annadana that propose an alternative to hybride seeds. They fight for the freedom of Indian farmers and propose an “heritage seed alternative” to the multi-national agro-catastrophic system.
I am now in Italy at “La Fattoria dell’Autosufficienza” (the self-sufficient farm in English). We are developing the site with the help of volunteer. In 2016 we created a bio-intensive garden to add production to the synergical-garden already existing, our objectives are self-sufficiency in food, creating of a CSA and sell in a biological shop near-by. Some more food forest and ponds will be adding, through the years, to the existing ones so to complete the key-line design already in place. We organize classes and eco-friendly events. We plan to do cheese and essential oil from the land.
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Steve Read|
|Location: UPP, France|
|Date: Jan 2014|